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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Amazon Echo available for preorder in UK for £150 or £100 with Prime, ships Sept. 28; available in Germany by invitation for €180 or €130 with Prime   —  Amazon's challenger to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Now makes the leap from the US in the form of a smart home-controlling speaker
Sep 14, 2016, 8:52 AMIn context
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Google-backed First Draft's new coalition network, which aims to help improve social media newsgathering, adds Twitter and Facebook as partners   —  Channel 4 News, Telegraph, New York Times, Washington Post and BuzzFeed have also signed up to network organised through Google-backed First Draft
Sep 14, 2016, 12:00 AMIn context
Julia Carrie Wong / Guardian:
In a front-page letter, Norway's largest newspaper criticizes Facebook for deleting iconic Vietnam war photo of nude “Napalm Girl”   —  Norway's largest newspaper published a front-page letter to the Facebook CEO lambasting the company's decision to censor a photograph of the Vietnam war
Sep 9, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Cathy O'Neil / Guardian:
As employers turn to algorithms to sift through job applications, the poor are more likely to lose out   —  Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute - and they tend to punish the poor  —  few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sep 4, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context
Sam Thielman / Guardian:
Clinton campaign computer network hacked in cyber-attack on Democrats   —  FBI investigating intrusion, the third Democratic target in broad cyber-attack, as Clinton camp says there's no evidence its internal systems were compromised  —  The computer network used by Democratic presidential …
Jul 29, 2016, 7:00 PMIn context
Olivia Solon / Guardian:
US district court rules Facebook must refund in-app purchases made by minors in the US should they or their parents request it   —  California court ruled in favor of parents who filed lawsuit after children unknowingly spent hundreds of dollars on Facebook virtual currency for games
Jul 29, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Sam Thielman / Guardian:
New lawsuit claims DOJ intentionally conducts inadequate searches for FOIA requests with 21-year-old computer system, refuses to use new $425M Sentinel software   —  A new lawsuit alleges that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) intentionally conducts inadequate searches of its records using …
Jul 18, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents reveal Google's Sidewalk Labs is working on technologies to fix public transit in US   —  Exclusive: Documents reveal Sidewalk Labs is offering cloud software Flow to Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade bus and parking services  —  Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet …
Jun 28, 2016, 6:55 AMIn context
Sarah Butler / Guardian:
Amazon starts UK fresh food delivery   —  Amazon Fresh intends to offer extensive choice, low prices and fast delivery to an initial 69 postcodes in London  —  Amazon is stepping up its battle against British supermarkets with the launch of fresh food deliveries on Thursday.
Jun 9, 2016, 4:05 AMIn context
Danny Yadron / Guardian:
Sources: Facebook planning to introduce optional end-to-end encryption mode to Messenger app   —  The move illustrates how technology companies are doubling down on secure messaging while not wanting to get in the way of their other business objectives  —  Facebook users this summer …
May 31, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context

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